Jeanette Hines, lovingly known as ‘Gramps’ was born May 27th, 1939 to the union of Azell and Elizabeth Mitchell in Greenville GA. Gramps married Samuel Lewis Hines in 1954, in Greenville GA. She later migrated to Cincinnati OH in 1966 and made it home. She was preceded in death by her husband Samuel L Hines, parents Azell and Elizabeth Mitchell, son Dennis L. Hines, sister Zelzie Clarke and Grandchildren: Mate` Hines, Alexus Mitchell (of CO) and Christian Hines. Gramps first Church home was Burress Temple Church of God in Lockland OH. She later became a member of Greater Emanuel Apostolic Temple and in her later years made Reveal Holiness House of God, in Lincoln Heights OH, her church home. Gramps worked hard to care and provide for her children in various capacities but was forced to retire from the Columbia Nursing Home in Reading after an injury.
Gramps loved her family immensely and was determined to take care of them and enjoy her life despite any obstacles. She wore many hats and had many titles including Confidant, Listener, Teacher, Friend and Provider to say a few but the most covenant title she wore was Queen Bee. As Queen Bee she was the head of the Hines Family, a title and role she took seriously and was exceptional in her execution. She certainly had her share of ups and downs in this life but she looked at her life and experiences and wanted better for the lives she created and the generations that would come thereafter. She taught/preached self-love, dependability, good work ethic, cleanliness and education. She loved to boast over the accomplishments of the legacy she had spawned… graduates at all levels including doctrine, business owners, property owners, athletes, travelers and more little Queen Bees and Boys-to-Men being raised. She was a strong, independent, proud and faithful woman and taught that in everything. She’d say, ‘Be Strong and have your own so you don’t have to depend or wait on nobody.’ She shared many stories of her life, the good and bad, the funny and sad, the lessons learned, mistakes made along the way and the consequences from not so good decisions making. She was a great cook and her greens and cornbread, or fried salmon and rice could fill a dinner table with one call. When it comes to the core of Gramps, she truly had a heart of Gold. She was the epitome of what Unconditional Love meant. Whether family, friend or foe she never turned away anyone needing help. She was quick to love and slow to judge (how we all need to be) and would do and give till she had nothing left for herself. She always said be the best YOU, you can be and she certainly practiced what she preached. Although she understood pain on many levels, she chose love and certainly earned her ‘Well Done.’
Gramps leaves to cherish her memory her children: David (Sandra) Mitchell(of CO), Gladys (Charles) Robinson, Mattie Hines, Patricia Hines and Sheryl Maxberry, 4 sisters: Mary Lou (Wilson) Shelton, Christell Thompson, Mattie Ruth Smith and Callie Smith, 4 brothers: Felton Mitchell, Joseph Mitchell (Pamela), Rufus Mitchell (Joyce) and Azell Mitchell Jr, 28 Grandkids, 78 great-grandkids and 24 great-great grandkids, a host of nieces, nephews, family, extended family, friends and loved ones. She will be missed on an indescribable level.